Encouragement From The Word

Ride on, ride on in majesty

As we make our way into holy week, beginning with Palm Sunday this weekend, I thought the words of the hymn writer, Henry H. Milman, would suffice as we consider what the Lord Jesus has done for us.  Ponder this text prayerfully; sing it, if you know the tune (commonly Winchester New):

Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
Hark! all the tribes Hosanna cry;
O Saviour meek, pursue Thy road
With palms and scattered garments strewed.

Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die!
O Christ! Thy triumph now begin
Over captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
The wingèd squadrons of the sky
Look down with sad and wondering eyes
To see the approaching sacrifice.

Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh;
The Father, on His sapphire throne,
Expects His own anointed Son.

Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
Bow Thy meek head to mortal pain,
Then take, O God, Thy power, and reign.

Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, ‘Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’” (Mark 11.9, NIV)

Wave your palms this weekend, and stand at the foot of the cross next Friday. Good news is just around the corner!

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